COVID-19: Quebec Premier Announces Extended Lockdown, Curfew – January 6, 2021

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COVID-19: Quebec Premier Announces Extended Lockdown, Curfew – January 6, 2021

In Montreal, Quebec Premier François Legault provides an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by Christian Dubé, Quebec’s minister of health and social services, and Dr. Horacio Arruda, the province’s director of public health. The premier announces that current public health restrictions will be extended until February 8, 2021. All stores deemed non-essential will have to close until that date. He also announces a mandatory lockdown between 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM the following day, which will take effect on January 9, 2021, for a four-week period. Pharmacies and gas stations only will be allowed to remain open after 8:00 PM. Those who violate the curfew could receive fines between $1,000 and $6,000. Elementary schools will re-open on January 11, 2021, as planned, but students will have to wear masks in corridors. Students in grades 5 and 6 will also need to wear them in classrooms. (No interpretation)